Media Release — Beginning on June 23, 2012, the Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Small Press Spotlight will feature the art of Susie Cagle.
Susie Cagle is a journalist and cartoonist living and working in Oakland. She has drawn true stories in comic books since 2008, including the Nine Gallons series on San Francisco food justice activism, published by Microcosm. Most recently she has been drawing a book about the Occupy movement; she has only been arrested twice while working on it.
Susie was the SF Appeal’s cartoonist 2010-11, and her editorial cartoons are syndicated by Cartoon Movement. She has published graphic journalism at American Prospect, GOOD, Truthout, the Rumpus, the Bay Citizen, Campus Progress, and many other print and web periodicals. She’s spoken at conferences across the country about comics journalism with some of her colleagues from the Graphic Journos collective which she organized in 2011. Susie was SF Weekly’s 2011 Best Web Cartoonist, and the Society of Professional Journalist’s 2012 James Madison First Amendment Award winner for cartooning. She is a graduate of Columbia’s journalism school, which still does not offer a cartooning class. She tweets (http://twitter.com/#!/susie_c), Tumbls (http://susie-c.tumblr.com/) and blogs (http://www.thisiswhatconcernsme.com/) everything from investigative reporting to silly doodles.
About the Small Press Spotlight:
San Francisco has been a hotbed of innovative, groundbreaking comic art since the late 1800s with the advent of the modern comic strip. In the1960s, the Bay Area gained further notoriety when the underground comix movement launched from San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. Today, some of the biggest names in alternative and small-press comics hail from the Bay Area, and the Cartoon Art Museum’s Small Press Spotlight focuses on the works of these talented individuals.